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Seaweek in Akaroa

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Saturday, March 2, 2019 to Sunday, March 10, 2019
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NZAEE Seaweek 2019 will take place from 2-10 March. It will be Seaweek’s 28th anniversary. The theme will be “Tiakina o Tātou Mōana – Care for our Seas”. For Seaweek in Akaroa there are a number of great events planned. 2 Informative evenings, one informative morning and discounts on harbour cruises with Akaroa Dolphins. 

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Saturday, March 2, 2019 to Sunday, March 10, 2019

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Seaweek 2019 Akaroa

Saturday 2nd March and Saturday 9th March:

Ministry for Primary Industries Recreational Fishing Information Trailer will be positioned on the Akaroa waterfront near the main wharf from 10am to mid-afternoon.  A good opportunity to check on bag limits, legal fish sizes, restricted areas, marine mammal safety and much more.

Saturday 2nd March 5pm in The Courthouse, Akaroa Museum. 

Poetry and Peril on Banks Peninsula's wild coastline
The wild seas around Banks Peninsula have claimed lives and inspired poets. The history students at Akaroa Area School will stage a multi-media presentation that brings to life 175 years of shipwrecks around this rocky coast, and season it with a sprinkling of Denis Glover's nautical poetry.  Hear first-hand about the experience from a local shipwreck survivor!
Gold coin entry will be donated to the Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust.
Spot prizes on the night! 

Seaweek additional event in Akaroa:
Public talk on "What’s next for Hector’s dolphin protection”.
Tuesday 5 March
Akaroa Cinema, 11am

Public talk on "What’s next for Hector’s dolphin protection”.

2019 is an important year for Hector’s dolphins! The government is reviewing dolphin protection. A series of science meetings have been held over the last year, with the next and last workshop scheduled for 22 February. There have been four meetings in Auckland and Christchurch with representatives from the fishing industry, government, conservation groups and scientists, to discuss goals and protection options.

A public discussion document is due out in March. Professor Liz Slooten, Jesus Valdes and Lindsay Wickman will give an update on their research and will let you know what you can do to help in the next couple of months.

Saturday 9th March 5pm at The Boatshed, Waterfront near Akaroa’s Main Wharf:

Auckland Islands in the Sub-Antarctic Group – three perspectives:

1) John Rogers, Auckland Islands historian, enthusiast and expedition staff member to Antarctica:

The Auckland Islands – the human history of a remote wilderness.

The Auckland Islands are a windswept isolated wilderness in the great Southern Ocean home to whales, sea lions and seabirds and tales of shipwreck survivors forced to battle harsh conditions- John tells their story. 

2) David Johnston PhD candidate at the University of Otago Marine Science Department.

Sentinels of the Southern Ocean: southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) as indicators of oceanic productivity
David speaks about the recovery of a population of southern right whale. A fascinating story of how in the sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands, the right whale population is beginning to recover and advances in drone technology are helping us find out more.

3) Shona Riddell, Wellington-based author of 2018 book “Trial of Strength” Adventures and Misadventures on the Wild and Remote Sub Antarctic Islands by Exile Publishing.

‘Islands of Despair’ – The Dramatic History of the Auckland Islands

In 1849, 60 men, women and children sailed from Britain to live on the wild, isolated Auckland Islands as part of an ultimately doomed whaling settlement called Hardwicke. Wellington author Shona Riddell’s great-great grandmother was born at Hardwicke, and Shona recounts stories of her ancestors and some of her own journey to this remote place.

Shona’s book will be available to purchase at this event for $40.

Gold coin entry goes towards the Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust.  Spot prizes.

Seaweek exclusive - Akaroa Dolphins Harbour Cruise
Receive 25% off an Akaroa Dolphins- Harbour Nature Cruise every day during Seaweek- on the 3.15pm  tour when booking directly by phone of in store quoting Seaweek19.
Bookings essential- subject to availability
Contact Akaroa Dolphins
Email- cruise@akaroadolphins.co.nz
Tel 03 3047866
More info visit https://www.akaroadolphins.co.nz/

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NZAEE Seaweek 2019 will take place from 2-10 March. It will be Seaweek’s 28th anniversary. The theme will be “Tiakina o Tātou Mōana – Care for our Seas”. For Seaweek in Akaroa there are a number of great events planned. 2 Informative evenings, one informative morning and discounts on harbour cruises with Akaroa Dolphins. 

Sponsors: 

Christchurch City Council

Akaroa District Promotions

 

Detailed information: 

Seaweek 2019 Akaroa

Saturday 2nd March and Saturday 9th March:

Ministry for Primary Industries Recreational Fishing Information Trailer will be positioned on the Akaroa waterfront near the main wharf from 10am to mid-afternoon.  A good opportunity to check on bag limits, legal fish sizes, restricted areas, marine mammal safety and much more.

Saturday 2nd March 5pm in The Courthouse, Akaroa Museum. 

Poetry and Peril on Banks Peninsula's wild coastline
The wild seas around Banks Peninsula have claimed lives and inspired poets. The history students at Akaroa Area School will stage a multi-media presentation that brings to life 175 years of shipwrecks around this rocky coast, and season it with a sprinkling of Denis Glover's nautical poetry.  Hear first-hand about the experience from a local shipwreck survivor!
Gold coin entry will be donated to the Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust.
Spot prizes on the night! 

Seaweek additional event in Akaroa:
Public talk on "What’s next for Hector’s dolphin protection”.
Tuesday 5 March
Akaroa Cinema, 11am

Public talk on "What’s next for Hector’s dolphin protection”.

2019 is an important year for Hector’s dolphins! The government is reviewing dolphin protection. A series of science meetings have been held over the last year, with the next and last workshop scheduled for 22 February. There have been four meetings in Auckland and Christchurch with representatives from the fishing industry, government, conservation groups and scientists, to discuss goals and protection options.

A public discussion document is due out in March. Professor Liz Slooten, Jesus Valdes and Lindsay Wickman will give an update on their research and will let you know what you can do to help in the next couple of months.

Saturday 9th March 5pm at The Boatshed, Waterfront near Akaroa’s Main Wharf:

Auckland Islands in the Sub-Antarctic Group – three perspectives:

1) John Rogers, Auckland Islands historian, enthusiast and expedition staff member to Antarctica:

The Auckland Islands – the human history of a remote wilderness.

The Auckland Islands are a windswept isolated wilderness in the great Southern Ocean home to whales, sea lions and seabirds and tales of shipwreck survivors forced to battle harsh conditions- John tells their story. 

2) David Johnston PhD candidate at the University of Otago Marine Science Department.

Sentinels of the Southern Ocean: southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) as indicators of oceanic productivity
David speaks about the recovery of a population of southern right whale. A fascinating story of how in the sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands, the right whale population is beginning to recover and advances in drone technology are helping us find out more.

3) Shona Riddell, Wellington-based author of 2018 book “Trial of Strength” Adventures and Misadventures on the Wild and Remote Sub Antarctic Islands by Exile Publishing.

‘Islands of Despair’ – The Dramatic History of the Auckland Islands

In 1849, 60 men, women and children sailed from Britain to live on the wild, isolated Auckland Islands as part of an ultimately doomed whaling settlement called Hardwicke. Wellington author Shona Riddell’s great-great grandmother was born at Hardwicke, and Shona recounts stories of her ancestors and some of her own journey to this remote place.

Shona’s book will be available to purchase at this event for $40.

Gold coin entry goes towards the Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust.  Spot prizes.

Seaweek exclusive - Akaroa Dolphins Harbour Cruise
Receive 25% off an Akaroa Dolphins- Harbour Nature Cruise every day during Seaweek- on the 3.15pm  tour when booking directly by phone of in store quoting Seaweek19.
Bookings essential- subject to availability
Contact Akaroa Dolphins
Email- cruise@akaroadolphins.co.nz
Tel 03 3047866
More info visit https://www.akaroadolphins.co.nz/

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Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 00:00 to Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 00:00